Rosengarten trek

Rosengarten trek – Dolomites – 4 days

Level: T2, with some parts T3
Period: End June – mid September

The Rosengarten Trek is a multi-day hike in The Rosengarten (Catinaccio) massif in the Italian Dolomites. Rosengarten means ‘Rose Garden’ in German. It is located in Northern Italy between Val di Fassa (in Trentino) and Eggenstal (in South Tyrol).

Hiking times mentioned below are adjusted to hiking with kids.

Dag 1: Take the gondola from Carezza/Karersee to the Paolinahütte. Hike to the Kölnerhütte/Rifugio Fronza alle Coronelle (route 552 and 549). Hike via the ‘Pas da le Coronele’ (route 550, level T3) to Rifugio Vajolet – 7,6 km, 4:30, ↑ 640 m, ↓ 530 m.

or:

Take the gondola from Frommeralm (Re Laurino) to the Kölnerhütte/Rifugio Fronza alle Coronelle. Hike via the ‘Pas da le Coronele’ (route 550, level T3) to Rifugio Vajolet – 4,3 km, 2:30, ↑ 430 m, ↓ 530 m.

Dag 2: Hike from Rifugio Vajolet via route 584 to the Grasleitenpasshütte/Rifugio Bergamo. Hike via Passo Molignon to the Tierseralphütte/Rifugio Alpe di Tires – 5,8 km, 3:30, ↑ 630 m, ↓ 420 m.

Dag 3: Hike from the Tierseralphütte to the Santnerpasshütte via Rifugio Vajolet and the Gartlhütte – 7 km, 4:30, ↑ 870 m, ↓ 600 m.

Dag 4: Hike back to the Kölnerhütte/Rifugio Fronza alle Coronelle and take the gondola to Frommeralm (Re Laurino). Take bus 186 back to Carezza/Karersee.

Alternative:

Day 1: Take the gondola from Carezza/Karersee to the Paolinahütte. Hike to the Kölnerhütte/Rifugio Fronza alle Coronelle (path 552 and 549). Hike on via the “Pas da le Coronele’ (Route 550) to Rifugio Vajolet – 7,4 km, 4:00, ↑ 580 m, ↓ 450 m.

Day 2: Rifugio Vajolet – via route 584 to Grasleitenpasshütte/Rifugio Bergamo – Passo Molignon – Tierseralphütte/Rifugio Alpe di Tires – 5,8 km, 3:30, ↑ 630 m, ↓ 420 m.

Day 3: Tierseralphütte – Langkofelhütte/Rifugio Vicenza – 10 km, 4:30, ↑ 510 m, ↓ 680 m.

Day 4: Langkofelhütte/Rifugio Vicenza – Plattkofelhütte – Col Rodella – 9,6 km, 4:30, ↑ 650 m, ↓ 500 m. Take the gondola from Col Rodella down to Campitello di Fassa . Take the bus from Campitello di Fassa back to Carezza/Karersee (change bus in Pera di Fassa, Vajolet).

Total route: 34 km, ↑ 2320 m, ↓ 2060 m, highest point: 2631 m